2018 Big 12 Championship Game

The 2018 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game was a college football game played on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 17th Big 12 Championship Game, it determined the 2018 champion of the Big 12 Conference. The game featured the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns. These respectively were the 10th and sixth appearances for Oklahoma and Texas in the conference championship game. No, 6 Oklahoma defeated no. 9 Texas at a score of 39-27, this was the Sooners fourth consecutive Big 12 Championship. A humiliating defeat of Texas as final scores and a sack for a safety in the end zone finally brought this game to a close. The Sooners finished 12-2 and no. 4 in the final poll while Texas had a record of 10-4. The game was televised nationally by ABC. The game also broke the Conference Championship attendance record, breaking the record previously held by the 1992 SEC Championship Game.[1]

2018 Big 12 Championship Game
Conference Championship
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1234 Total
Texas 77130 27
Oklahoma 317712 39
DateDecember 1, 2018
Season2018
StadiumAT&T Stadium
LocationArlington, Texas
RefereeReggie Smith
Attendance83,114
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersABC:

Sean McDonough (Play-By-Play)
Todd Blackledge (Analyst)
Holly Rowe (Sidelines)
ESPN Radio:

Marc Kestecher (Play-By-Play)
Dusty Dvoracek (Analyst)
Big 12 Championship Game
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2018 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 Texas y   7 2         10 4  
Iowa State   6 3         8 5  
No. 20 West Virginia   6 3         8 4  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Baylor   4 5         7 6  
Kansas State   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Oklahoma State   3 6         7 6  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 39, Texas 27
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the second time since 2010 that the conference champion was determined in a championship game. Formerly, the Big 12 Championship Game was played between the champions of the North Division and the South Division. Without a current Big 12 divisional structure, the game is played between the two teams with the best conference records.[2]

Previous seasonEdit

The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game was the first since the conference's realignment. Televised nationally by Fox, the game featured the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs.[3] This was Oklahoma's ninth appearance and was TCU's first appearance. In the regular season, Oklahoma defeated TCU, 38–20. In a rematch between the two teams, Oklahoma won the Big 12 Championship over TCU, 41–17, for its 47th conference title.

TeamsEdit

Texas LonghornsEdit

Oklahoma SoonersEdit

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP TEX OU
1 11:38 9 75 3:22 TEX Sam Ehlinger 16-yard touchdown run, Cameron Dicker kick good 7 0
1 7:37 9 72 4:01 OU 20-yard field goal by Austin Seibert 7 3
2 14:50 13 55 5:10 OU 27-yard field goal by Austin Seibert 7 6
2 11:22 9 75 3:28 TEX Sam Ehlinger 3-yard touchdown run, Cameron Dicker kick good 14 6
2 5:01 6 87 2:44 OU CeeDee Lamb 28-yard touchdown reception from Kyler Murray, Austin Seibert kick good 14 13
2 0:18 5 80 0:41 OU Grant Calcaterra 6-yard touchdown reception from Kyler Murray, Austin Seibert kick good 14 20
3 12:01 8 75 2:59 OU Trey Sermon 6-yard touchdown run, Austin Seibert kick good 14 27
3 8:47 7 75 3:14 TEX Collin Johnson 27-yard touchdown reception from Sam Ehlinger, Cameron Dicker kick good 21 27
3 2:44 11 68 4:47 TEX Lil'Jordan Humphrey 5-yard touchdown reception from Sam Ehlinger, Cameron Dicker kick blocked 27 27
4 12:37 13 61 5:01 OU 31-yard field goal by Austin Seibert 27 30
4 8:27 OU Sam Ehlinger tackled in end zone for a safety by Tre Brown 27 32
4 2:00 11 65 6:19 OU Grant Calcaterra 18-yard touchdown reception from Kyler Murray, Austin Seibert kick good 27 39
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 39

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Longhorns 7 7 13 0 27
No. 5 Sooners 3 17 7 12 39
Statistics TEX OU
First downs 23 29
Plays–yards 69–437 74–508
Rushes–yards 32–88 40–129
Passing yards 349 379
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 25–37–1 25–34–0
Time of possession 28:00 32:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 25/36, 349 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Sam Ehlinger 14 carries, 42 yards, TD
Receiving Collin Johnson 8 receptions, 177 yards, TD
Oklahoma Passing Kyler Murray 25/34, 379 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Trey Sermon 18 carries, 65 yards, TD
Receiving CeeDee Lamb 6 receptions, 167 yards, TD

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Big 12 Championship Sets Attendance Record". Heartland College Sports. December 1, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Tiebreaker Procedures". Big 12 Conference. July 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Kirk, Jason (2017-11-24). "TCU Oklahoma rematch clinched". www.sbnation.com. Retrieved 2017-11-24.